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Dixi 3/15 DA 1

BMW cars archive - the 1920's

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With the acquisition of Dixi in 1928, BMW started selling the Austin Seven, which it renamed as 3/15 DA 1. The name 3/15 indicated the car had three speeds and produced 15 horsepower. The “DA” designation stood for "Deutsche Ausführung", meaning German Version. The first 100 cars were supplied as kits, but by December 1928 the first of the official Dixi-manufactured vehicles, the 3/15 DA 1 was coming off the production line. The main differences between the Dixi 3/15 DA 1 and the contemporary Austin Seven were the addition of Bosch shock absorbers, the placement of the driver's controls on the left side of the vehicle, and the use of metric fasteners. Body styles available were coupé, roadster, tourer, and sedan with a few chassis going to external coachbuilders. Most cars left the factory as tourers. The Dixi was the first car made by BMW although it didn't wear the blue and white BMW logo.


1928 - 1929 Dixi 3/15 DA 1
Type
Dixi 3/15 DA 1 Saloon, Tourer and Sports Coupe
Engine
Code
-
Displacement
748cc
Cylinders
4
Fuel type
Gasoline
Power
11kW | 15HP
Torque@RPM
-
Performance
Top Speed
76km/h | 47mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

-
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City
-
Highway
-
Combined
-

Dimensions
Length
2800mm
Width
1170mm
Height
-

General
Units produced
9450

Source for technical specifications: bmwhistoricmotorclub.co.uk.

Visit also: 1929 BMW 3/15 DA 2 | 1930 BMW 3/15 DA 3 Wartburg | 1931 BMW 3/15 DA 4

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